Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Oscar Is Academic, If You Spring a Leak; Apart from Having the Eyes of the World on Your Every Move, Just Imagine How Embarrassing It Would Be If You Were Down the Front and Had a Call of Nature on More Than One Occasion

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Oscar Is Academic, If You Spring a Leak; Apart from Having the Eyes of the World on Your Every Move, Just Imagine How Embarrassing It Would Be If You Were Down the Front and Had a Call of Nature on More Than One Occasion

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Byline: THURSDAY With Bob Anthony

NOT being a huge fan of award shows, it was with only a passing interest that I viewed the Oscars.

Like many people who really don't care one way or the other, I just tune in to see what people might be wearing and to listen to any gaffes or stuff-ups.

I don't tune in for the entire duration of the awards.

Each year I attend the Golden Guitars at Tamworth and they go for about two-and-a-half hours which is about one-and-a-half hours too long but I feel duty bound as a judge of them to see how my picks went.

The Oscars are a totally different kettle of fish and in my humble opinion, I don't think I could sit there that long, putting up with all the hype - I'd have to leave.

Regarded as the most famous awards presentations in the world, the Oscars have me wondering just how it all works.

Do the stars walk the red carpet and then once inside the Kodak Theatre have to take their seats, or is there some bar where they can have a few before hand?

Is there a total "class" society in the theatre with the A-list people kept apart from B, C, D and the plebeians?

I would imagine so, or else it could all turn a bit nasty.

If there was a bar, you would need to watch what you drank for more than one reason.

Apart from having the eyes of the world on your every move, just imagine how embarrassing it would be if you were down the front and had a call of nature on more than one occasion.

I'm sure that there are special A-list loos to prevent celebrities from being harassed for autographs while answering the call of nature.

No doubt there are "comfort" breaks as is the case with all televised awards where you can run off for relief but I can tell you from experience, if you were being responsible and throwing down the low alcohol beers before the awards, you can find yourself in some discomfort if the comfort breaks aren't too frequent. …

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